Leicester high school skis to success
Having overcome a challenging start – when a 39-seater coach turned up to transport 57 people to Manchester Airport for the flight to Turin - a week of near perfect skiing was enjoyed by the students and staff of Leicester High School in Le Corbier in the French Alps over the Easter Holidays this April 2008. Nurse Emmerson proved a huge asset in dealing with the inevitable break, bumps and bruises! But everyone made great progress carving through the powder like quite experienced skiers by the end of the week through the excellent tuition given by ESF – the French Ski School. The trip took in not just skiing in brilliant sunshine, but also a town trail, a pizza evening, swimming in an outdoor pool – heated to 30C- surrounded by banks of snow, a disco and a trip by skiddoes to a mountain restaurant for traditional French mountain food followed by a torch-lit descent.
Emma Formoy of Year 10 won the week’s Slalom Race defeating representatives from other schools, as well as Mrs Formoy of the Modern Languages Department and Mrs Davison of the PE Department. A healthy family rivalry now exists to reverse the placings on the next trip in Easter 2010. All the girls made use of the opportunities to practise their French by becoming regular customers of the village’s creperie and hot chocolate cafes!